circumstantiate (circumstantiates, present participle circumstantiating; past and past participle circumstantiated)

  1. To describe, verify or prove by setting out circumstantial evidence
    • 1661, State Trials
      Neither will time permit to circumstantiate these particulars, which I have only touched in the general.
  2. To place in particular circumstances; to invest with particular accidents or adjuncts.
    • If the act were otherwise circumstantiated, it might will that freely which now it wills reluctantly.
  • Portuguese: circunstanciar

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